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for an onslaught of winter. a pow everyful storm could dump snow from new york city to boston. >> i've got my snow shoes, shovel, salt. i've got it all red. >>> and police officers on edge. the manhunt continues for the fired lapd cop who's accused of targeting officers and their families during a killing spree fueled by vengeance. >> this is a vendetta against all of southern california law enforcement. captioning funded by cbs cbs morning news" for friday februar 8th >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, february 8th, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, a potentially record-breaking debilitating winter storm is expected to slam the northeast this morning. snowfall totals could top 2 feet in some areas. dangerous wind gusts threaten power supplies and travel will be affected from coast to coast. the storm is actually a combination of two powerful storms converging off the atlantic coast. one part of the storm is coming from the midwest. the worst of the storm will hit tonight into saturday morning. in some areas snowfall tot
in this investigation. wjz is live at city police headquarters. investigator mike hellgren has the new information from detectives. mike? >> reporter: denise, this is a story that is nothing short of heartbreaking. there's a family tonight who has yet to bury a 15-year-old high school freshman. but there's also hope in new pictures, including one exclusive to wjz that police hope will solve this case. >> reporter: police released images showing the brutal attack on 15-year-old deon tay smith. they believe they showed the teen responsible for stabbing him to death outside the mcdonald's, outside of howard and fayette. smith was among the more than 200,000 ravens fans who daght -- gathered downtown to celebrate tuesday. wjz was this, as family members came to the teenager's home in east baltimore to comfort his mother. some wore memorial t-shirts. the victim's uncle remembers his nephew as a wonderful young man. >> i do not want to say anything or have the family do anything to jeopardize an ongoing investigation. this is a time for my family and for the baltim
. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sticky notes on everyone that was in there, eating a turkey sandwich, and watching spongebob. >> reporter: at the site of the standoff, federal bomb technicians are searching for possible explosives. as details emerge, we're learning the fbi operation to free ethan was calculated, meticulous, and daring. >> i thought that the fbi action yesterday was exemplary, and as i think more details are shared, you will understand why i use the word exemplary. >> reporter: we now know that five days into the standoff, while 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage underground, police say their daily negotiatio
. but tonight, no sign of the suspect. that massive manhunt up in the mountains and here in the city does continue. and brian, take a look at the officers here at lapd. motorcycle officers are being told to ride in squad cars for their protection. brian? >> miguel almaguer, thanks. >>> now, back east to washington. preparations under way for a potentially history-making snowstorm. along the eastern seaboard up to new england, it's happening the way the worst of them happen. two storms coming together, joining forces, blizzard warnings are posted across a wide area. 50 million americans in the path of this one before it's all over. we have two reports tonight, ron mott in waltham, mass, meteorologist jim cantore in boston. ron, first to you. good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. there was a big rush on this store earlier today. they're expecting more people tonight and in the morning as they head in to pick up things like shovels, batteries, flashlights, gas cans, ahead of what could be a top-ten winter storm of all-time. as the storm barrels eastward today, it dumped a lo
's. it started in 2007 in jersey city, new jersey. the group created fake business documents to get more than 25,000 credit cards all over the course of time the ladies and gentlemened scammers racked up 200,000 dollars in charges. the 6th sandy hook administrator who died protecting those students will be awarded the 2012 presidential sglint's award. they will present the medal to the surviving family members at a white house. they honor citizens for their civic achievements. that's your 5@5:00. >> a secretive drone program. the white house to find a program killing of american citizens suspect of tearrism. this comes as one of the phases of the drone program prepares for his confirmation hearings to the top spot at the cia. probably likely to get a grilling about that one. peter doocy hadz more. >> tom john brennan is coming to the senate confirmation hearing to be the next director of the cia. mr. brennan was his top counter-terrorism official while the drone program oversees through. the u.s. government got permission from the justtis department to kill american citizens abroad if they are s
and cut the mia -- khatamiya. a suicide bomber has burned himself up near the city of gao in mali. as the troops push north towards the algerian border -- sorry. can we go to jackie? >> yes, jane. you were asking about the troops, the clashes between the rival groups of troops here in bamako. what i can tell you is that it really does seem to be underlining the fact that the malian army is far from stable, disciplined, and united. we are seeing rivalries coming to the surface between groups of -- groups behind the military coup in march last year and groups who still owe their loyalties to the former regime. we understand that shots were fired. there are unconfirmed reports of at least one dead and a number injured. this does come at a time when the malian army is supposed to be looking towards when the french will leave and it will be supported by african troops from neighboring countries. but clearly it does call into question to what extent the malian army is really prepared and in shape where it will be able to not only resist any new challenges from rebels in the north, but a
and the three major airports that service new york city. and for those people who aren't traveling, well, there are just a few hours left to get supplies before this potentially historic snowfall starts. a familiar scene playing out across new england, people grabbing supplies and food ahead of the storm. the only thing more popular than snow shovels and rock salt seem to be milk and bread. >> craziness as usual for a snowstorm. >> oh, it's crazy. it was a madhouse. >> i'm going to the liquor store. >> people are worried about the snow. i'm not worried about it. >> reporter: but officials in massachusetts are. the governor asked all nonemergency state workers to stay home today, urged all schools to close, and asked people to stay off the roads to allow the state's army of plow trucks to do their work. in addition to snow, the nor'easter is expected to churn up fierce waves and threatening coastal flooding. that could pose a major problem in areas around new york city that are still recovering from superstorm sandy. >> we can handle the snow. we just don't need a
, was caught on one of the city security cameras. >> it shows the attack. it does not show it in clarity. it does show the attack. we pulled up the best images we could to give to your guys. >> police pulled these three images. the suspect is wearing a purple long sleeved shirt and a white hat. police have determined that smith and the suspect knew each other. >> we believe they had some sort of a prior dispute. we just do not know what it was about. >> he came up to colorado several times to visit me. >> where smith's mother was staying, his uncle was speaking for the family. his mother, too shaken up to speak with 11 news, as was his stepfather who was wearing this t-shirt in memory of his stepson. the family is still trying to make sense of the situation and is leaving it in investigators hands. >> i do not want to say anything to jeopardize an ongoing investigation. this is a difficult time for my family and the baltimore police department. >> investigators are reaching out to the public tonight, because there were so many people in that area along howard st.. investigators are askin
. about a day away from hitting the east coast. we keep talking boston and this could hit new york city. >> providence, hartford, boston up to new hampshire and maine. all of the big cities across the northeast under the gun here. if you are along i-95, it's going to be a line where north of you somewhere it's going to be 20 to 25 inches. south of you it will be two. that's a big range. they will sneak into part of the forecast and not get to the northern part. new york city right now, this computer we are talking about is 15.3 inches of snow. providence is 28.3. the mayor of boston, we showed the picture said please, everybody off the road by noon. city schools are closed. we don't want you stuck on the freeway in a blizzard. this is going happen. people are going to get out with three inches of snow on the ground. they think they will be okay, but they are not. they are going to get stuck in this. three inches now, but two hours later, the be inig inches and not going to be able to get out of the car. this happens all the time. get off the road and stay home. >> here's a heads up. i h
. >> others are stocking up on the city' -- on necessities. >> milk and other things i need for the weekend. >> getting out has become all but impossible by air. in many areas the roads will be impossible as well. a parking abn -- ban is in effect in boston and the government has ordered non- essential employees to work from home. salt and sand as been loaded into trucks as they tried to stay ahead of conditions that are expected to intensify into tomorrow morning. but for many, the time to prepare for this warmth is quickly running out -- for this storm. is quickly. >> according to cnn, nearly 3000 u.s. flights have already been grounded for today and tomorrow. many airlines are offering free rebooking. united and southwest airlines are also including chicago. the snow and when prompted amtrak to halt service between new york and boston this afternoon. you can see the interactive radar contract updates and see pictures and video of the areas hardest hit by the storm on our web site, wbaltv.com. at least eight people are in the hospital following a carbon monoxide scare in east baltimore. b
moving into virginia and north carolina. we have torrential downfalls right now. you see new york city is at 33 degrees. that's going to be an area where we will see that snow start off as rain and then it changes in the back side of the storm. so most of today, it's okay in new york city but then it turns into tonight. we do are blizzard warnings in the bright pink here. that's an area where we could end up with two feet of snow. there's only really been four snowstorms with two feet of snow in boston. this could be the fifth one and a crippling storm. >> living up to the label historic. >> absolutely. >>> turning now to california where a massive manhunt has the los angeles area on virtual lockdown. the lapd even putting extra security at their headquarters because the spblgt used to be one of their own. christopher dorner is wanted in multiple shootings spanning six days. the 33-year-old said he's declaring war with the lapd after losing his job. according to his late and rambling manifesto, he wants to revenge until his name is clear. he writes the violence of action will be high.
is running out quickly. thank you. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray focused on the successes of the city during his third annual state of the district address. last night's speech was held at the sixth and i historic synagogue in northwest. the mayor rolled off a number of achievements that he says prove the district is well on its way to being a big league world class city. he touted a drop in climb, unprecedented development and the creation of 2,000 private sexer jobs in the last two years. >> the district's unemployment rate has declined by nearly three full percentage points. >> look where the city is moving, how the city is moving forward both fiscally, we're fiscally sound. we are the envy of many cities in america. america. >>> a d.c. council member is introducing a bill to make it all but impossible to cheat on standardized tests in d.c. public schools. david catania's legislation would make it a violation of district law for teachers to allow cheating. any teacher or principal found guilty would lose their license and face thousands of dollars in fines. the bill is in response to repo
of the southeast touching down in three counties. one of the hardest hit cities was hattiesburg, mississippi. good morning patti ann. the pictures and video are insane. watch the massive tornado hit through the heart of hattiesburg, mississippi. >> check this out. it is happening right outside my hotel. look at that. >> the devastating twister injuring dozens and injuring 4200 people without power. >> as the tornado traveled down the city's main street it mangled homes and businesses across the campus of university of southern mississippi. >> i saw it as it was crossing interstate 59. it was coming pretty fast. my heart was racing. i have lived here my whole life. this is surreal. hard to take it in right now. >> the powerful winds flipped cars and tossed a trampoline on top of a damaged red cross relief truck. the red cross center was complete dlis troyed. phil bryant plans to check out all of the damage. >>> thank you so much. i was watching last night. >> all clear now? >> we are still looking at more isolated severe weather across places of alabama and also expecting to see isolated severe wea
they captured in 2011. it shows a airport and city in afghanistan. this all comes as the senate intelligence committee will receive a classified document today. some members of congress are angry saying the white house targeted americans overseas without congressional oversight. reports showed two americans killed in 2011 were working for al-qaeda. we expect to learn more in the next hour, senators can question the defense secretary who is at a hearing this hour. also the white house spokesperson is meeting the media right now. live in washington. >> will iran's leader has rejected holding nudge negotiation was the united states. he rejected all direct negotiations. he said american threats don't frighten iran. however iran will take part in nuclear negotiations involving six world powers that include the united states. >> new, the president wrapped up his remarking at the national prayer breakfast in washington dc just about 45 minutes ago. the president, first lady and vice president all tended the event. its been a tradition for presidents to attend the prayer breakfast dating back to t
hospital and this is going on and we know the fbi is involved and l.a.p.d. special alert around the city and in fact, they have guards outside of l.a.p.d.'s main headquarters and don't see that working with them over the years. motorcycle police officers have been pulled from the streets and every single unit required to have two officers in it it and throughout the state of california everyone is on tactical alert. from san diego, all the way to the border, as far as east as las vegas. we've been told from san diego police they found a wallet, wallet was given to him this morning not far from the airport there that belongs to the suspect. and a badge was found this that wallet. christopher dorner is the suspect's name and they don't know or haven't been able to tell us if that badge was real, if it was fake, something he purchased, if it was something, we don't believe it was the l.a.p.d. badge they say, but a badge of some sort. and we'll keep you updated, alisyn, across the state every single law enforcement agency is on tactical alert trying to find the suspect and there have been no
friend though just wrote me and said rain, snow has turned to rain in new york city so the snow line may be moving north. there is some of that rain. san jose, campbell, some of that though looks to be drive english back toward parts -- loss gatos, saratoga and the santa clara valley, back toward santa cruz and toward monterey. 50s on the temperatures today. 52, 53, i kept -- when i do my own temperatures i kept getting those. santa rosa may be a little warmer. next week very quiet. not quiet back east. they are on wall to wall coverage and boston looks to be -- boston north really, new hampshire, rhode island up to maine look to be the main areas to get hit by this system that will develop today and into the weekend. tor i i believe is live in boston. >> reporter: there is a lot of an advertise about this storm. this will be an epic event. the snow has started, it's windy, bitterly cold and throughout the day the snow will pick up and then the overnight at some point it'll be to the point where it's about two to three inches an hour, reaching about two feet. the earlier you arrived at
. >> the police on the streets of our city notified the public to tell people about the emergency of the city of washington as we go forward. also want to remind everyone to use common sense stay off the streets of our city. basically stay home. salt is on stand by the transportation authority is prepared to use super powered snow blowers jet power to keep thungs running smoothly. andrew cuomo is operating the emergency response center. ladies, back to you. >> anna kooiman thank you very much. we will check back with you in just a little bit. it is called nemo we will go to janice dream. i think of the fish nemo. >> fox news is not calling it nemo they are calling it a blockbuster nor' easter. that is a record breaker for boston: let's look at the radar. two storms merge together and could bring us the blockbuster storm. we have snoiw across the great lakes. a lot of moisture and combined this is going to give us our big, big storm that could bring record snow total potentially. around 10:00 a.m. we will see a mixture. this could keep the snow totals down in new york city. north and west we
on the roads is going to be just treacherous from areas like new york city up through hartford through providence, rhode island and over into boston too and moving into central and northern new england. it's coming in pieces. we have a lot of moisture network with and a lot of cold air moving in as well. blizzard warnings are posted all along the coast of new england with eastern massachusetts likely the area that will get hit the hardest with power outages, a lot of wind damage, wind gusts could be as high as about 60 to 65 miles per hour. you can see boston could end up with more than two feet of snow. new york city should be closer to six to ten inches and hartford 12 to 18. that's the east. out west we have some weather of your own from san francisco down into l.a. we have a lot of showers out that way and those will continue to affect the coast of l.a. temperatures will only be in the 40s and 50s on the elko, nevada could end up with a wintry mix. snow in the northeast and rain in california. it should wind down tomorrow. >> i would take the rain if i had a choice. >> so i would.
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in new york city, the nation's largest public school operation, educators have softened the discipline code. so now students can curse at their teachers and simply get a reprimand. no suspension, just a little scolding. new york city education spokeswoman margie feinberg said new rules will keep the kids who commit low level infractions in class where they can learn from their mistakes. yeah. sure. as a former teacher, i know if the system allows students to curse out teachers in front of all students, all discipline breaks down. by the way, that's one of the reasons i said -- send my kids to catholic school in new york state. disrespect is everywhere. on the net, troubled people say the most horrendous things hiding behind their machines. on television reality program off the chart irresponsible. shows like jersey shore and this idiot thing in west virginia debase our culture all day long. the miami judge may have overreacted a bit, but he should be applauded. america has got to get back to basics. if we don't respect each other, we are headed for big trouble. i believe we are headed
to get up to 3 ft. of snow, while new york city is expected 10 to 14 in.. to the south, philadelphia was looking at a possible two to 5 in.. the snow is expected to start friday morning with the heaviest amounts cummingtonite into tomorrow morning. the snow could block some residents indoors for days, as the forecast calls for a potentially historic winter storm. dingto gk up on the essentials like milk, bread and batteries. it is also leaving a huge impact on travel. >> i just got off to phone with the duty manager and he stated that there have been flights that have been canceled. boston has had three flights canceled and then this block to york jfk, they have six of slides that have also been canceled. philadelphia is on time but that still may change. we are talking about the arrival times. we are way ahead into the future but according to the duty manager they are doing this just to make sure that people are not caught off guard. 39 departures and 18 arrivals. at terminal 1 at united they are rebuilding their passengers. they have a lot of scrambling going on. >> storm tracker 4
on the northeast. could bring easily up to 2 feet to new york city, long island, all of connecticut, all of rhode island, eastern massachusetts, coastal new hampshire and maine blizzard warnings. millions of people, hours left to prepare, the blizzard of 2013 is starting today. you can see where it's located behind me, off the outer banks of north carolina, the heavy rain shield goes up through the mid-atlantic, all the way into southern jersey. the snow part of the storm has yet to begin. that will happen as we go through the morning hours and especially after noon today into new england. that's really your cut-off time if you're anywhere from federal jersey northward. whatever you have to get done, you'll do it in rain this morning. after about noon, get off the roads. that's when we could get stuck and we want plows to be able to clear everything out. as far as the snow totals go, this is the latest thinking on the storm. we're looking at the possibility of over 2 feet in a huge section of eastern new england. that's the historic part of the storm, from the boston area down to providence. look
are dealing with some patchy fog in areas west and north of baltimore city. you might need to use the low beams this morning so you can see more of the road and less of the fog. on 95 no delays to downtown baltimore or southbound to d.c.. 695 is in great shape and you're taking a live look here in parkville. you'll notice the east side also going to be delay free. you're looking at the no, ma'am 11 minute ride -- normal 11 minute ride right now on the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and speaking of 83 this is what it looks like in hunt valley. no concerns whatsoever from shawan road down to the beltway. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> 4:32 right now. today family and friends are remembering the life of 17-year- old michael core man. >> he was killed in edgewood. tonight those will return to the scene of the crime for a vigil. he was shot at the recreational park last week and later died at a local hospital. 18-year-old christopher cousins was also shot and is currently being treated at shock trauma. earlier this week police arrested 21-year-o
a cowardly m ambush. one seriously hurt, the other killed. >> the city mourns the deaths of monica quan, keith lawrence, and our brave riverside police officer. i also feel a great sadness for the injuries suffered by my officer, the second riverside officer, and the two uninvolved citizens in torrance. >> reporter: torrance was the location of yet another shooting this morning but not by dorner. the people inside this blue truck, similar in description to dorn ner's vehicle, were delivering morning newspapers, officers opened fire injuring the two inside, a sad case of mistaken identity. a city reacting to an enraged killer on the loose as he writes in his man guess skoe, i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. isr is my strength and weakness. you will now live the life of the prey. >> i would tell him to turn himself in. this has gone far enough. nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: in san diego today, there was a brief report that he may be near naval base point loma. that base went on lockdown. this man huhunt is still
the agreement with three organizations. youth services and the youth justice institute. >>> the city of san jose writ an memo recommending the city okay a private airport for google executives that belongs to mineta san jose international airport. he said the city should accept the bid to build the facility. it could generate $3 million a year and it would create construction jobs on the project and on its daily operations. >>> could san francisco giants relief pitcher play for the giants again? bruce bochy answered several questions yesterday. he is recovering from his second tommy john surgery. he emphasized that the gm decides which players to sign and he can't say wilson will be back but he also said the door is closed on his return either. wilson most likely won't be signed till he proves he regained his arm strength. >>> a big new bridge deserve as big opening dash. question is, is it worth 5.5 million dollars? what we get, who pays what, still ahead. >> and in 20 minutes, how that sound of gunfire became the linchpin to gun law reform today at the state capital. mom, i invited justin over
. a blizzard warning for parts of the northeast. now in effect for areasen n. and around new york city, connecticut, all the way up into new england, including boston and ears beyond. some areas could see two feet or more of snow. the experts say this could be among the top ten snow storms ever recorded in new england. that's saying quite a lot indeed. our chief meteorologist rick reichmuth live with the changing weather first alert forecast now, rick? i'm seeing from your reports the snow totals are going up and times are changing, right? >> going to start overnight tonight. when you wake up tomorrow morning everybody is going to be seeing the snow. you have to be very ready for it these two storms, you see them getting much closer than where they were yesterday. the main energy of this storm is back behind the rain. this is all headed off towards kind of the northeast. it's going to exit the atlantic coast side snow around chicago and much of michigan. this is is a good 6 to 8-inch snowfall for a lot of those people that combines and meets somewhere here off of the mid-atlantic coast
's very unusual to see a forecast like this. >> new york city going to see 12 to 18 inches. more like a foot of snowfall expected for new york city. with places like new york, you're under blizzard warnings out towards long island and northward. we will see, we think, blizzard conditions as those winds really begin to kick up. especially tonight. maybe 40, 50 miles per hour to blow that snow around and limit your visibility down below a quarter of a mile for a long period of time. you're in the rain right now. mixed with sleet. it is snow toward the north and cooler air settling in, it is all going to turn to snowfall. we've given this a nine out of ten. that means we're going to find very widespread impacts here to the city. a mixture of snow and rain here today. probably those winds up to around 20 to 30 miles per hour. then tonight it really gets going. the snow will be on the increase with eight to 12 inches falling. blizzard conditions will prevail as those winds kick up, and those blizzard conditions lasting even into tomorrow as the snow tapers off will still see the wind blowi
. a blizzard taking aim right now at the entire northeast. major cities like boston, right here in new york, smash dab in its path. thousands of flights have already been canceled. good morning. welcome to "early start" this morning. i'm christine romans. john berman is off today. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is friday, february 8th. it is 5:00 a.m. here in the east. let's get started. millions of people bracing for what could be a blizzard for the ages. take a look at the monster storm that's about to bury boston and bring misery to millions in the northeast. forecasters are using words like epic, historic to describe this massive storm. you're looking at live pictures from new york now. the big apple is also preparing for dangerous winds and up to a foot of snow, perhaps even more. a lot of schools are doing early dismissal today. right now 23 million people are under a blizzard warning. cnn meteorologist chad myers says he can't remember seeing a number that high. air travel is already a mess. nearly 3,000 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow have alre
>>> good morning. breaking news. snow falling in new york city this morning as what's expected to be an historic blizzard just starts to bear down on the northeast. the entire region at a standstill. al is tracking it all from the city that could be hardest hit, boston. >>> a killer still on the loose in california this morning, police going door to door overnight, searching for a fo formfor former l.a. police officer. >>> and hacked. word this morning that someone managed to break into the personal e-mail accounts of members of the bush family, revealing private messages involving both former presidents. and a criminal investigation is under way "today," friday, february 8th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guttihrie. people around here are bracing themselves, snow already starting to fall in new york city. we're seeing a little bit of it in the we
to be swift, heavy and dangerous. >> stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: the storm already struck the midwest, blanketing chicago with snow and leaving cars in ditches in wisconsin. along the densely i-95 corridor from new york, boston and beyond, preparations are under way. crews across the region loaded up salt trucks and are ready to hit the road. >> it will probably be a long four days, which is tough on anybody. >> reporter: no doubt, there is a lot of work ahead. new york has 6,300 miles of streets to plow. >> we have more than 250,000 tons of salt on-hand. >> reporter: in new jersey, residents brace for the storm, even though they haven't recovered from the devastation left behind by superstorm sandy. >> trying to batten down the hatches here, if any storms are coming. the last one ruined us totally. >> reporter: new england residents rushed out to stock up on essentials. >> this is panic shopping. so, bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> reporter: the fire department was even called into a supermarket in salem, massachuset
very fast. >> reporter: city officials say they're ready for a wallop, loading sand and salt on to trucks, a fleet that could number 900 strong at the height of the storm. airlines are bracing for major travel disruptions throughout new england. 1,100 flights already cancelled. >> we're hardened new englanders and used to these types of storms but want to remind everyone to use common sense. stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: the morning rush should be okay. just flurries in the air. but this time tomorrow night, brian, forecasters say we could see snow coming down at the rate of 2 to 3 inches an hour. >> ron mott starting us off. thanks, ron. >>> now we go to meteorologist from the weather channel, jim cantore in boston. jim, due respect to mayor menino, i get they're hardy new englanders. with due respect to the storm. but this one could really dump a lot of snow on the city of boston. >> reporter: yeah, that's why they're very concerned, brian, that we don't have a rush hour like the one you see behind me right here. they want all the vehi
around latin america and the u.s. we will speak with daniel alarcÓn, author of, "lost city radio and annie correal. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has agreed to show two congressional panels the stated legal rationale for assassinating u.s. citizens overseas. on thursday, the white house directed the justice department to release a controversial 2010 memo to the house and senate intelligence committees. the memo details the administration's legal justification for targeting the american-born cleric anwar al awlaki, who ultimately died in u.s. drone strike in yemen. the memo's release follows growing calls from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for access to the administration's guidelines for drone strikes and other attacks targeting u.s. citizens overseas. a bipartisan senate letter demanding the memos earlier this week had accused the white house of "practicing secret law." it also follows this week's leaking of a white memo that allows for the killing of american
close, the president's strategy is to go directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not be so popular. >> or states. >> or states. pressure members of congress with him at least in part of his gun proposals. >> dan lothian is also taking a look at this. this has been a manl juror problem in the city of chicago. president obama's hometown. here's dan with more on that. >> reporter: jim, the president is a
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